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MEDIA LAW: Journalists urged to remain steadfast during the election period

KAMPALA- The National Coordinator for Human Rights Network for Journalists – Uganda Robert Ssempala has asked journalists to remain steadfast while doing their job especially during the election period.

Ssempala made the remarks today September 28th 2020, while officiating on a 2-day Training Workshop for Journalists drawn in Kigezi Sub Region at Kirigime Guest House in Kabale Municipality.

The Training Workshop was organised by Human Rights Network for Journalists (HRNJ) Uganda which is intended to equip journalists with skills of Justice systems in Uganda and sensitizing them about the law of defamation and it’s defences.

Journalists who attended the Training organised by Human Rights Network for Journalists HRNJ

Ssempala told the participants that they ought to know their working environment in order to know the limits of their journalistic boundaries in order not to get in conflict with the law.

He also asked the upcoming journalists to invest more in their career by upgrading their studies because sooner or later the regulatory framework will need them to meet the minimum journalistic practicing standards.

The Training Workshop was attended by over 30 journalists drawn from both print and electronic media.


Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaija is a Seasoned Journalist. He has an experience of Field and Community reporting for over 20 years. He started his career at Daily Monitor in the 1990s and is known for breaking major stories that remain topical issues today like the Bwindi Massacre and Kibwetere Inferno. He also worked at New Vision before concentrating on Digital Media. He has worked as reporter and news editor for a number of Media Organisations. Baraire is a family man, practicing farmer, and public speaker, is passionate about community Journalism. He is currently a Co-Editor at the Informer Ug an Online Publication in Western Uganda. Patson is widely traveled in East and Central Africa where he has attended several media training and Election Monitoring. He is passionate about Environmental Issues and Health Reporting.


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